Tag: Sex

How to Propose an Open Relationship

“Don’t bring it up during an argument,” says Terri D. Conley, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan who studies sexuality. If you’re in a monogamous relationship and want to explore making it nonmonogamous, raise the topic gradually. Conley doesn’t drink, but she thinks these exploratory conversations might benefit from the loosening effects […]

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Well, You Might Lose Your Instagram Account If You Post a Selfie With a Sex Toy

This article contains spoilers for the Are You the One? season eight finale. Instagram’s restrictive content policies regarding nudity and sexuality have affected sex workers, queers, artists, and even journalists, censoring sexy pics and jokey dildo selfies alike in the name of building a profitable, child-friendly platform. Now, it looks like our fave reality stars […]

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‘The Deuce’ Jumps Ahead to the ’80s and Sees the Future

In the seedy shadow world of HBO’s “The Deuce,” home to the flophouses, brothels, nightclubs and peep shows that once littered 42nd Street in Manhattan, an illicit subculture operates with its own rules and vicious hierarchies. The actions of the powerful reverberate down the chain, from the mobsters who control the area to the sex […]

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‘Giovanni’s Room’ Revisited

Nobody wanted it. Certainly not the folks at Alfred A. Knopf, who published his first novel, “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” in 1953. Back then, the young James Baldwin — he was just 28 when “Mountain” came out — had a protector named William Cole, who was Knopf’s publicity director. Always on the lookout […]

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Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single ‘Gay Gene’

How do genes influence our sexuality? The question has long been fraught with controversy. An ambitious new study — the largest ever to analyze the genetics of same-sex sexual behavior — found that genetics does play a role, responsible for perhaps a third of the influence on whether someone has same-sex sex. The influence comes […]

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Why Sexually Transmitted Infections Can’t Shake Their Stigma

As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I get a lot of panicked calls and direct messages on social media — sometimes from acquaintances, sometimes from complete strangers — about gynecological matters. Pap smear results, missed periods and hot flashes are my bread and butter. Also common: abortion complications, lost condoms and misadventures with food. I think […]

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We Investigated Blueface’s Claim That He’s Slept With 1,000 Women in 6 Months

Fresh off the heels of kicking his mom out of his house because she was a “clout chaser,” Blueface has graced this world with yet another Extremely Blueface pronouncement, a claim so unbelievable, so wildly impossible, you almost have to admire whatever deluded, broken part of his brain allowed him to make it. In an […]

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Polyamory Works for Them

The Look Having multiple partners can mean more pleasure, but it’s not always easy. Photographs by Yael Malka Text by Alice Hines Produced by Eve Lyons ImagePolyamory breaks a mind-set that Narjesi Tragic, right, calls “the relationship escalator: meet at school, get married, have kids, continue until we get old.” Here, Narjesi is pictured with […]

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